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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Lori Rhoden is Professor of Music Performance and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano at Ball State University where she teaches piano performance, piano pedagogy, and group piano. A nationally certified music teacher, Rhoden maintains an active schedule as a soloist, collaborative artist, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Rhoden has performed in China, Korea, Canada, and throughout the United States, including collaborative performances at the International Clarinet Society conference, the International Double Reed Society conference, and the College Music Society national conference. She recently completed the 2011 Southwest China Piano Pedagogy Project as a Fulbright Specialist grant recipient, performing and teaching in Kunming and Chongqing. She has been a piano faculty member at the summer international Masterworks Festival since 2002, and has been the piano program director for Masterworks since 2006. Dr. Rhoden has also been a guest instructor for the Yamaha Passport to Music program in 2009 and 2011.
Dr. Rhoden has presented conference sessions and/or research posters for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Music Teachers National Association national conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and various state and local associations. She has been a member of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and has written articles for American Music Teacher, Clavier and Keyboard Companion.
Dr. Rhoden completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at the University of South Carolina. She received the Master of Church Music degree and Performer’s Certificate in piano from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in addition to a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Certificate in Piano Performance from Florida State University. Rhoden has studied piano with Maurice Hinson, Charles Fugo, Leonard Mastrogiacomo, Carolyn Bridger, Leonidas Lipovetsky, and Karyl Louwenaar Leuck. An active member of Music Teachers National Association, she has served on MTNA collegiate chapter committees and currently serves as the chair of the Indiana state collegiate chapters of MTNA. Rhoden was honored with the 2010 Teacher of the Year award from the Indiana Music Teachers Association. She is a member of the College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Indiana Music Teachers Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda.
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